A Make Up Table and a Stool
Half experiment, half wedding present. The black material is something called Richlite - it's a paper epoxy composite that's incredibly hard-wearing and more commonly used in things like skateboard ramps and kitchen counters. I've got loads left over from another job and wanted to see what it looked like in a slightly more luxury product. Conclusion? A bugger to work with, ambivalent about the results. I do love the contrast, but micro variations in the thickness between it and the ply (both 12mm) upset my OCD.
Onto the positives - and there's a lot I love here. My first time trying mitred corners, and I decided to strengthen them with a strip of oak. That was fiddly. On a roll, I echoed the mitred corners in the drawer fronts, which I love and will do again whenever I can. I love a good stripe. The legs are also oak, and give a real elegance to the table I think.
The stool was originally inspired by the Tyrell building in Bladerunner, though it evolved a lot to look nothing like it in the end. Triangles and pyramids, anyway. There's mitres and oak in it to match the table. Note to self - oil the oak and the ply separately next time, otherwise the wood stain leaks into the ply and you lose the contrast you intended for the top of the stool.